March 2019

March 2019

Parents: Get Up and Move!

Working in the office, carting our kids to activities and household chores might seem like moving, but do we spend more time sitting than we think? A recent study in

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The Benefits of a Lullaby

Infants have the ability to manipulate an object in response to hearing certain songs. They also can differentiate between sounds, as well as recognize different melodies, which is why singing

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Chronic Absenteeism: Are Kids Missing Too Much School?

According to “The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health,”  a policy statement released this year by the American Academy of Pediatrics, chronic school absenteeism puts students at risk for

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Making the Neighborhood a Playborhood

I have neighbors who build their own haunted house for Halloween each year. (Timely reference, I know, but stick with me here.) read more

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Help Your Child Move Beyond Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a form of self-soothing that can help a child cope with stressful situations and feel secure and happy. However, parents should be concerned about thumb sucking if the behavior continues beyond a child’s fifth birthday. Find expert advice and ways to help your child break the habit. ...
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Summer Vacation Ideas: Theme Park Edition

Spring is upon us, and it’s time to plan your summer vacation. The possibilities are endless, really, so it’s going to take me more than one article to tackle

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What’s Cool After School: Help Your Child Find the Right Extracurricular Activity

Participating in an after school activity can help children learn a new skill or fuel an interest. Extra-curricular activities play a big part in developing a child’s identity and serve

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What to Know About High-Risk Pregnancy

“I had 29 ultrasounds,” says Callista Puchmeyer, a Westlake mother of five children, referring to her sixth pregnancy, which took place in 2018. “Additionally, our baby needed three in-utero blood

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Pediatric Dentists Answer Common Questions About Kids’ Dental Health

We asked pediatric dentists in the greater Cleveland/Akron area to weigh in on some common questions related to children’s teeth. Here’s what they had to say. read more

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Publisher’s Page: High Fives

In 2005, our kids had a chance to be on the cover of the former Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine. What a thrill that was! As I always was a fan of

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